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‘Where will he fit in?’ Virender Sehwag doubtful over MS Dhoni’s return to Team India

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'Where will he fit in?' Virender Sehwag doubtful over MS Dhoni’s return to Team India

Virender Sehwag feels with the current composition of the Indian team will make it difficult for MS Dhoni to make a comeback into the national fold. With Dhoni out of action, India has tried out the likes of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul as the wicketkeeper-batsman and the latter has been really impressive.

MS Dhoni, India’s most successful captain with three ICC Trophy wins, last played for India during the semifinal of the World Cup last year and since has been away from the game.

The 38-year old has not played a single competitive game since the end of the World Cup last year. Dhoni would have made a return to competitive cricket later this month through the IPL but the competition has been suspended till April 15 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Where will he fit in? With the likes of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul already in form, especially the latter performing exceptionally well of late, I think there is no reason why we should not stick with them,” Sehwag was quoted as saying by India.com.

“He [Kohli] is a class batsman but that has happened to all the great batsmen in different eras be it Sachin Tendulkar, Steven Waugh, Jacques Kallis or Ricky Ponting,” Sehwag said about the India captain’s quiet series. “We must admit that the Kiwis were superior to us in the ODIs and Tests. In the T20s, Kiwis lost close matches. In the shortest format, it is always difficult to make a quick comeback.”

In a year of a T20 World Cup, Sehwag refused to pick a favourite but felt Hardik Pandya’s return could change the dimension of the Indian team. Pandya, who last played in the T20 series against South Africa in September last year, missed six months of cricket due to a back injury for which the allrounder needed surgery.

Source: india

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